2023 IYNA Annual Ideathon

In Collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association

The IYNA Annual Ideathon is a virtual, week-long competition from January 1-8, 2023 for high school and undergraduate students interested in neuroscience. In teams of 2-4, participants will develop a proposal for a basic or clinical research project that tackles a real-world problem in neuroscience. The theme for the 2023 IYNA Annual Ideathon, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, is neurodegeneration, and the prompt for the competition will be released on January 1st. The competition is accompanied by training sessions, events, and interaction with experts in the field of neurodegeneration. Registration will open at 12:00 am EST on December 1st, 2022 and will remain active for a 12-hour period. A maximum of 1,000 participants will be accepted. Please email ideathon@youthneuro.org with any questions.

Schedule of Events

Collaborate with like-minded peers and interact with professionals in neuroscience in this premier, week-long competition.

Sunday, January 1st

Opening Ceremony & Prompt Released

8:00am EDT, 8:00pm EDT

(attend one)

Monday, January 2nd

Training Sessions: Part 1

8:00am EDT, 4:00pm EDT, 12:00am EDT

(attend one)

Tuesday, January 3rd

Training Sessions: Part 2

8:00am EDT, 4:00pm EDT, 12:00am EDT

(attend one)

Wednesday, January 4th

Case Studies in Neurodegeneration Event

8:00am EDT, 8:00pm EDT

(attend one)

Thursday, January 5th

Panel Q&A with Researchers

8:00am EDT, 8:00pm EDT

(attend one)

Friday, January 6th

Independent Work Day

Work with your team members on your project

Saturday, January 7th

Independent Work Day

Work with your team members on your project

Sunday, January 8th

Judging

Sign-up for 2 judging 10-minute sessions

Top 10 teams in each category will sign up for an addition 30-minute session

8:00am-7:00pm EDT

Closing Ceremony

8:00pm EDT

Registration

Registration will open for a 12-hour period on November 26th at 12am EST

Duration

The IYNA Ideathon is a week-long workshop from January 1st - 8th, 2023.